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THE PALOUSE REPUBLIC XXV, NO. 21 LOCATION IS UNDECIDED 0ARFIELD EXCHANGE IS SOLD. WILL NOT BE HELD UP DISTRICT F,WGINEER---I TO B]~ BUILT FOR BEST I~TERESTS OF TAXPAYERS. The nlatter of the route that the highway will take has been frequently in Palouse stories have been cir- pertaining to the possible of the road. Some have hint- that certain officials would decide question in a manner that would personal spite or avenge Personal indignity that has iutlicted upon them. SOme of the more optimistic, how- think that the logical route for and the cheapest route is di- through Palouse, and they to have no fear concerning the of the road going ~round City. ~Phose who bear either of these however, are absolutely according to J. W. Hamilton, who was in Palom,e~, Mr. Hamilton, when in- said: "The sta(e does n~)L lt~nd to be held up by claims for for a right of way in the fu- ns it has been in the past. We however, several route;; in and if attempts are recede to the state up for a right of way one route we will swing to an- route. We have the interests state in mind when routing a and we do not look out for ;ular interests of any town individual in building roads, and of the state are not routed l~nefit any individual interests." "However," said Mr. Hamilton, . "it not be advisable for your city purchases of land for a of way until it is decided where road will run. as was the case at We expect to make various around Palouse. Then the ~Oate thai i~ be~t will I)e recom- ~tended.,, 1~Ir. Hamilton was very reticent. left the imuression that Palouse be treated fairly by the high- department and that the inter- of the citizens of Palouse would factor in fixing the route for the although he made it clear the interests df the citizens of alone would not be the de- factor, but curves, gTades expenses would come in also for tion. The traveling public also receive its share of con- Boy Dies at Princeton. ~Wllliam Daughs, the 12-year-old of W, H. Daughs, died at his haste near Princeton Saturday of dl~htheria. The funeral services were h~ld at the grave in Greenwood ecm- ~Y at palouse on Sunday. The fatlmr of the boy Is a forest ranger at ~pceton. ' " ' :l~iPalouse Family Enjoy Trip. ~,~own M. Schiek and family re- t~Ued Friday from an automobile to the coast. The family spent touring the coast country and an-enjoyable outing. Mr. Schick that he found no country that eXCelled the Inland Emlpre. Methodists to Take Outing. ;The Mehodist Episcopal church hold a picnic at Hunsperger's ~l~ve next Tuesday. The crowd will l~tve the church at 9:30 and proceed tO the grove where the picnic is to be ~IMd. A basket dinner will be served ~;Taoon. Ice cream will be served and ~m.anner of games and sports wlll participated in during the after- Bank Clerk Returns. ~rs. T. C. Waller, stenographer and l~kkeeper in the Farmers National ha~k, returned from her vacation Sat- ~ay and started to work Monday. a. Wailer spent her vacation at ~Ison, Spokane and other points. Palouse Man Took Over Management Monday Morning. Roy l)owney, lineman for the Pa- cific Telephone company, has bought the Garfield telephone exchange and took possession of the business Au- gust 1. Although Mr. Downey has moved his family to Garfield he will remain in the service of the exchange at Pa- louse. Mrs. Downey will have charge of the Garfield exchange. The Gar- field Enterprise says: The Garfield telephone exchange has changed hands, Roy Downing of Palouse has purchased the business front W. M. Anderson of Wenatchee for a reported consideration of $9000. PALOUSE. WHITMAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. GOLD FOUND IRVIN PAULSON i oo~ro~.~,oo Will Meet New Pastor OROWNEDSONDAY PALOUSE EN at Big Dinner. ' Next Sunday promises to be a big ~day with the local Christi'an church. DIES WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SAVE FRIEND~THREE LOSE LIVES IN POTLATCH RIVER-- ONE ESCAPES. This community was shocked Mon- day when the news came that three l young people had been drowned in ' the Potlatch river near Kendrfck Sun- day, one of the parties to the tragedy 'being a former Palouse boy, Irvin Paulson. He was located at Troy, Missionary Society Meets. Idaho, and on Sunday he and a friend, The Wolnen's l~'oreign Missionaryi Robert Fergusou. were visiting at the .~'(~ciety of the Methodist church met t McAllister home near Troy, and dur- Tuesday a~ternoon at the-home oillug the afternoon a party consisting Mr:,. Gleiser on Cannon street. AlterS, Of the two young men and Misses .~pendin~ an hour in the study lesson[Vila and Bertha McAllister decided for the month ihey proceeded to elect~tc go bathing in the Potlatch river o[ficer~< and plan for the work of the coming year. Officers elected were: Mrs. Batten. president; Mrs. Staffle- bach. vice president; Mrs. Daseh. sec- ond vice president: Mrs. Bycrly, re- cording secretary; Mrs. Reineger. corresponding secretary and treasur- er. Ligh refreshments were served by the hostess. ..................... Loyal Women Have Meeting. "]'he Loyal Women of the Christian church held their regular meeting at Mrs;. Jared Fisher's home. The regu- lar business was transacted, after which a social hour was enjoyed. ~.ighi refreshments were served. EASTERN STAR CHAPTER ENTERTAINS NEIGHBORS Visiting Lodges Present--Excellent Program Rendered--Meeklem To~ srmaster. After" bathing for some time the young people climbed upon a rock on the edge of a 15-foot pool to rest. It was s~l~ested that they take one more plunge and return h~me. Accordingly Miss Viola MeAllister plunged in and began to swim across the pool. When about half way across she heard her sister say, "I slipped." and looking around she saw Paulson holding her up in the water. She did not realize that there was any danger and turned around and started to swim toward them. She then saw them go down and come up, ~nd she called to Paulson asking him if he could hold Bertha up and he an- swered, "No, I am done." Ferguson giving her a look of bewilderment, plunged in to save his drowning com- rades. She saw them struggle and when she reached them she could see nothing but her sister's hair floating on the water. She seized it and tried tc pull her out, but she herself sank. She made a second attempt to rescue sister, but sank again. By this time she was so exhausted that she was obliged to swim to shore in order to save her 'own life:" After getting to shore she secured sticks and tried to save the other.~ with the aid of them, but was unsuc- cessful. She thqn climbed a steep hill and'ran screaming toward a house a mile and a quarter away. Men hear,] her screams and ran to meet her. They returned with the young lady and plunged in wltb their clothes on, ,but being hindered by the clothing they tore them off bits at a. time and made a heroic effort to ~ave the ltv~ of the unfortunate young people, but all efforts were in vain. They recov- ered the body of Irvln Paulson first and then the other two. [ All did their duty and a more he- [roic effort to save the life of a com- I rade could not be made. Miss Viola ~McAllister, the survivor of the trag- lady; bears her grief bravely and is to constance Cha~)te, No. 24, O. E S., of Palouse. held an open meeting on Wednesday night, to which the chap- rers of Potlatch and Garfield were in- vited Twenty-five or thirty respond- ed to the invitation from Garfield and 15 or 20 came from Potlatch. A music~d program was given by Miss Jane Fagan and Ralph Greene which was pleasing and the comments from the members of the ~isiting chapters concerning this program were flattering in the extreme. After the program the crowd were "entertained at bridge, the honors go- ing to Mrs. C. F. Brown. At 11 o'clock a summons came for all to repair to the banquet room, where the ladies of the local chapter had prepared a spread. Charles Mechlem presided as toast- master and the following responded: I Mrs. Chatterton, worthy matron of[ Potlatch; Mr. Waldrip, worthy pat- ron of Potlatch. and Mrs. Murphy, also of Potlatch chapter; Mrs. Blanch Johnson, worthy matron of Garfield; Mr. Leer. w,~rthy patron of Garfield, and Mr. and Mrs. McCroskey of Gar- field. The responses were witty and interesting and were highly appreci- ated by those present About 75 set down to the banquet. M. E. Conference Held at Palouse. The fourth quarterly conference of the M. E. church was held Thursday night of last week. Reports show that the church is gaining in membership and the finances of the church are in excellent condition. By a unanimous vote of the congregation the church at Palouse asked for the return of the present pastor, Rev. W. M. l~artin. The budget for the coming year was fixed at $240.0. $1500 of which is to go for the "pastor's salary. Sorenson Family All at Home. Mrs. Ralph Hosley of Boise, Idaho, formerly Miss Sorenson of Palouse motored through from Boise to M~s- cow Sunday, stopping on the way at Winchester, Idaho. to get her brother,~ Marion Sorenson. They visited their brother, Bert, at moscow, where he is in the hospital, and came to Palouse Sunday evening. With the exception of Bert. the family are all at home. be commended for the effort she made to aid the victims of the tragedy. Miss Bertha McAllister was buried at Southwick Tuesday, Irwin Paulson was buried at Palouse Thursday and Robert Ferguson was buried at Trey Friday. Irvin Paulson was born in Bloom- ing Prairie, Minnesota. on September 13, 1900. In 1902 the family came to this country and in 1911 Irvin united with the Baptist church of Palouse. Later the family moved to Troy, Idaho. The mother afterward re- turned to Palouse. For the last year Irvin had been employed at Troy. Irwin was the youngest of a family of 11 children. His mother and ten brothers and sisters survive him. The funeral service was held at the Baptist church in Palouse at 2 o'clock Thursday and burial was in Green- wood cemetery. 3oslin Drives to Coeat, G. B. Joslin drove over to the coast last week and returned SundaY. Mrs. Joslin accompanied him home. She had been spending a few weeks at the home of J. P. Duke at Olympia and visiting Rainier park. Threshing Machine Burned. ~VVe tord was received Thursday that hreshing machine operated by J. 'O. Andrew was completly d~stroyed by fire. Mr. Andrew will attempt to secure another machine and resume operations as soon as possible. Ladies Aid Has Meeting. The Ladies Aid of the M. E. church 'held its business meeting Wednesday at the home of Mrs. J. B. Dudley. Only the regular business was trans- acted. Explosion Causes Fire, The threshing m~chtne of Mr. Mc- Leod caught fir~Tuesday afternoon,] : 1~ ~ resumably :~the result of a smutI Gmld Elects Officers, ~X,losion.~o damage resulted any! The Guild of the Episcopal church ,~ore s~ous than burning up of ~ met with Mrs. Collard Wadnesday af- few shocks of grain and a straw pile.l ternoon. Mrs. Frank Bettis resigna- "Pb.e machine was at work again in a, tion ,~ treasurer was accepted and few minutes. The fire occurred on iMrs. D. B. Harrison was elected to t~ Melnig place, the office for the coming year. The day's program will be opened DISCOVER GOLD ON HUNTING with the Bible school at 1 o'clock. It LA~G~.~ is requested that all be on time, TRIP--ASSAY SHOWS as ! Sunday will mark the beginning of PERCENTAGE OF ORE IS GOLD an attendance contest with the Gar- --MAY FORM COM:PANY. ]field church. At 11 o'clock the new pastor, Roy. Ill. C. Shropshire, will deliver an ad- About two years ago while Lloyd .dress and at noon there will be a fel- Miller, Matt Reagan and Ott Slaught lowship dinner In the church base- were hunting in Ferry county Mr. Slaught happened on what appeared to him to be gold, and upon further investigation it developed that the ore existed in large quantities. He called th~ attention of the other mem- bers of the party to this find and they staked out claims and filed on them and awaited a more opportune time to investigate further. On Decoration day of this year the members of the party returned to the spot and investigated more thorough- ly and secured some specimens of the ore and took them to Spokane for as- say. The assay proved that gold ex- isted in large quantities in the speci- ments brought to the essayer's office. At the present time the Palouse men have a crew of men working on the property to determine the extent of the ledge. Up to the present ~m.e the investigation has not been com- pleted, but the prospect is very good for a paying mine on their property If this proves to be the case a corpo- ration will be formed and the mine developed. On Monday an article appeared in the Spokesman-Review concerning this property which says: "Assays of ores taken from a ledge near Shannan Creek, 12 miles west of Kettle Falls and near the state high- way, where 30 claims have been lo- cated, shows values of from $95 to $250 In gold and silver on selected specimens and $45 in the same met- als on average ores. according to the discoverers. "The d~scovery of the ledge was made in 1919 by two hunters, hub was not worked until a month ago, when they returned and made loca- tions. A horizontal drift has been run on the ledge until it showed a depth of 10 fee, when samples were taken. The formation is granite and is said to be a contact ledge where the work has been done. "The assays show. in selected spec- imens, 30 cents iu silver and $95 In gold. For the average ore the assay is 20 cents in silver and $45 in gold. "It had previously been believed that there was no mineral deposit of value between Kettle Falls and Re- public and south of the Kettle river." Threshing Outfit Is ~old. Last Monday a deal was made whereby Gibson & Tuth became the~ owners of the Roy Smith threshing rig. The sale included everything be- longing to the outfit. Mr. Tuth is a prosperous farmer and Mr. Gibson is on experienced mechanic, a combina- tion that assures the continued suc- cessful operation of the outfit. Union Meeting Sunday Evening. The union services will be held next Sunday evening at the Methodist church. The Rev. Mr. Shropshire l will deliver the address of the evening If he arrives in the city in time. 'Should he not arrive Rev. C. R. Dole- pine of the Baptist church will 'preach, taking for his subject "Who 'Is Man?" These services have been well attended throughout the month of July. Everybody is invited to at- tend next Sunday. Honor Mrs. Bettia and Mrs. Whitbeck Mrs. D. M. I)udley, assisted by Mrs. Alva Pease, entertained in honor of Mrs. Frank Bettis and Mrs. L. F. Whitbeck Thursday evening of last week. The guests were entertained at bridge, the honors going to Miss Me.ry Pagan. Delicious refreshments were served. Mrs. Bettis will soon 'meat. given as a farewell for depart- ins members and as a greeting to the new pastor and his family. Sunday evening the union services will be held in the auditorium of the ,Christian church, the sermon to be delivered by Rev. Shropshire. Palouse Ladies Return From Coast. Miss Bertha Blcknell and her mother returned Monday from an out- ing~on the coast. They visited Snoho- mish, Everett and Seattle and saw the Passion pageant, "The Wayfar- er." which was put on at the stadium at Seattle July 20 to 30. They say it was wonderful. Miss BickneU is now back at work at the Security State bank. Red Cross Work Nearly Done. Th~ ladies of Palouae have re- sponded splendidly the last week to the call for help by Mrs. Ada Oderlin. The layettes which she had on hand have been nearly all completed. Mrs. Oderlin states that the entire assign- meat will be finished by next week. FLOW OF WHEAT IS AUGMENTED gAILY Four and Six-Horse Teams Bring Grain to Warchouses--Mo~tly Bulk Grain. / / / The flow of gTain to Palouse in- creases from day to day, and by the last of the week the volume of gral~t conting in will almost amount to a constant stream, and the warehouses and elevators will be taxed to capac- ity. Up till Wednesday evening the Farmers Union had taken in 21,000 bushels, 84 loads coming in Wednes- day. The A. J. Webster company only handles bulk grain and this grain ha~ not started to move to any great ex- tent, although both firms here have received some grain in the sack. The A. J. Webster company has handled 900 tons of hay this year. This is mostly handled by the company's houses up the river. Palouse stands second in the county in tonnage of grain handled yearly. Mockonema comes first. A large num- ber of warehouses are operated there, however. Next week will see the de- Hvery of grain at its height. YOUTH UNDERGOES OPERATION. Condition h' Critieal~0ther Misfor- tunes Befall Family. Bert Sorenson, the 18-year-old son of J. P. Sorenson of Palouse, was taken sick on Wednesday of last week, and as the young man grew worse at was decided to take him to the Gritman hospital at Moscow for an operation for appendicitis. He was found tO be in a very critical condi- tion, but the operation was success- ful, owing to the splendid vitality of the young man. He is not yet out of danger, but the doctors think that with his excellent physique he will be able to recover. That misfortune never comes sin- gly is exemplified in the case of the Sorenson family. A short time before the son was taken ill Mr. Sorenson received word that his brother, R. Sorenson. of Chancy, had suffered a stroke of paralysis. R. Sorenson will be remembered by the oldtimers here, leave for Moscow and Mrs. WhltbeckI as he came to this country early in returned to her home in Walla Wallsi the seventies" and homesteaded near this city. His condition is hopeless Saturday. on account of his age. ML~l~ss Ruth Witmer Will Teach, Ruth Witmer of Palouse fin- ished the regular two-year course at Chenev on August 4. This entitles Kinc~zid a National Delegate. G .D. Kincaid returned from Ever- ett Monday, where he had been serw her to a certificate to teach in the' in~ as a delegate to the state council public schools of Washington. of the Ancient Order of Red Men. At this council Mr. Kincaid was elected Thursday's Grain Market. , as representative to the great council According to a report received at of the United States,. which will be 1:30 Thursday afternoon wheat was held at Boston next year. He stated selling at from 85c to 90c per bushel that they are experiencing very cold and oats at $1.15 per hundred, weather on the coast. AUGUST 5, 1921 HARVEST IS ON AROUND PALOUSE CLF~KS AND SHOPMEN I~0~IAK. ING ~0BS FOR KARVEST~NAlfY MACHINES HAVE STARTED-- CROP NOT HEAVY. Several business houses in this city are limping along on one leg, so to speak, as the result of the opening of the threshing season. Crow of the Palouse bakery, Irwin of the under- taking establishment and elan An- drew, the ad man of the Republic have all hearkener to the glamor of the busy harvest field, with its hustle and bustle, and forsaken their favor- ite calling to help harvest the 1921 crop of wheat. All was hustle in Palouse Monday morning and everywhere the harvest hand, with his bed on his back, was in evidence. Farmers who oame to town were in a hurry, stopping long enough to secure some needed repair or a recruit among the harvest hands who were on the street, and away they hastened to the fields. Every machine In the country ia now running full blast. Two etarted last week and the remainder started Monday. So far nothing can be learned of the progreaz of the work, but things seem to be going smoothly. A good class of men are here to work in the flleds, and the wage paid is $4 for common labor. All seem to be pretty well satisfied and as yet no re- ports have come in of friction be- tween the employer and employe. The flow of grain to the ware- houses has begun to dribble in. An occasional rancher appears on the streets with a load of grain, It is a little early to determine Just what the yield will be, but as yet no farmer has reported his crop as going over 35 bushels to the acre. Mr. Clark, on the Tweitmeyer place, was in town Monday with a load of grain and esti- mated his grain at 20 l~ushels~[b the acre. He said that his grain was two per cent smut. The price adopted by the threshermen is 14 cents per bushel for bulk grain and 15 cents for sack E HOWARD TAKES THIEF. Kiscreant Bite~ the Hand That Feel Him--4h~ Out of Town Barefoot. A harvest hand giving his name as Butler arrived in town recently and applied to Orville Howard for assist- lance. Howard responded by taking 'Butler to his home and feeding him until he secured work with the A~- drew threshing crew. After working for Andrew for a day or two he quit his job and returned to Palouee and it is alleged that he went to the How- house while Mr. Howard was absent and stole a pair of shoes. He then se- cured employment in one of the bar- ber shops in town and was working, When Howard came in and saw the shoes and very Indlgnantl~ I that they be given up. Whereupon . Butler took to his heels, wRh Howard 'in hot pursuit. The man saw that Howard was too fleet for him-'an~:. ran behind the Dudley store and ha~~ tUy drew off the shoes and handed;o them to Howard, giving him a blow on the head as he did co. Howard then turned in and beat the fellow and sent him flying up the hill stocking feet. Needless to say, Butler ~ has not been seen since. . Out of Town Guests Honored. The home of Mrs. Hares I~bold was the scene of a jolly party Tu~ day afternoon when she entertained about 20 guests in honor of Mrs. C- H. Lebold and Mrs. Gordon Schooling, ~The guests were entertained at bridge 'there being three tables, The honors went to Mrs. J. H. Smith. The hour. e'as prettily decorated, the sitting room being decorated in red and the dining room and hall in yellow. The guests of honor were the mother and sister of Messrs. C. H. and H~ve Lebold. .. New Pastor Arrives, Itev. iI. C. Shropshire, who Wea~ 1 cently called to the pastorate local Christian church, with his family Thursday from fornla, having made the trip mobile, They are hoping for arrival of their household which they will be at home la parsona~. " ,/